In The Attic – More Session Blogging

In The Attic – More Session Blogging
Arts & Culture

The Who's Pete Townshend has teamed up with Rachel Fuller to create his own take on the sessions-blog. Called In The Attic, they've been recording informal sessions with "everyone" from The Fratellis to The Zutons via The Kooks and Razorlight.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 22 february 2007

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how some bloggers like Daytrotter are starting posting MP3s of music sessions with bands. Today, we read in the Independent that The Who’s Pete Townshend has teamed up with Rachel Fuller to create his own take on the sessions-blog. Called In The Attic, they’ve been recording informal video sessions with “everyone” from The Fratellis to The Zutons via The Kooks and Razorlight:

“It’s so informal. We just have a couple of chairs, keyboard, acoustic guitar, stereo mike. We really don’t rehearse or anything. We just come up with sheets of paper with lyrics on them and call charts and do a quick run through and that’s it, about as live as you can get. I’m the girl from Essex, somewhere between Jools Holland and Wayne’s World,” explains the classically-trained 30-something singer-songwriter in the big upstairs room overlooking the Thames at Pete’s Oceanic Studios in Richmond.

“The fact that we’re ready to play with the people that we invite is the thing,” stresses Townshend, who anticipated the arrival of the internet in Lifehouse, the early Seventies concept he has gone back to time and again, including on the current Who album Endless Wire, and also inspired MTV Unplugged when he played acoustic versions of Who songs at the Secret Policeman’s Ball in 1979. “Doing unplugged, acoustic shows with rock’n’roll artists is not particularly new,” admits rock’s éminence grise. “But In The Attic is different, really. It’s all about the exchange of ideas and playing, all the stuff I personally find incredibly inspiring.”

The blog has even released an album available of iTunes called Attic Jam.

UPDATE: Just downloaded our first video – simply maginificent. Love all the effing and blinding. Pity about the file size – but this will play great when we get our Apple TV!

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